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Chemical and Biomolecular Analysis (XBA)

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The PSP in “Chemical and Biomolecular Analysis” has a twofold aim: the theoretical and practical training of students in the fields of “Chemical Analysis” and “Biomolecular Analysis”. Both fields are valuable tools in all natural sciences-related fields, and occupy prominent positions in modern societies and economies. Increasing demand for quality products and high-level, reliable services have made modern chemical analysis a vital and

crucial process in many fields, such as Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutics, Archaeology, Medicine, Forensics, the Arts, the Environment and Ecology etc. For example, pharmaceutics, petrochemicals, and food industry companies all require chemical analysis to ensure the quality of their products and reliability of their services. On the other hand, modern biomolecular analysis is largely based on the utilization of advanced Molecular Biology methods, which have applications in medicine, the food industry, manufacturing, etc. Current experimental techniques produce highly accurate results while being able to process an increasingly large number of analyses and concurrently reducing the prices of said analyses.

Modern biomolecular analysis is available to more people than ever before, thus leading to advances in the fields of Medicine and Biotechnology.

Objective
The Postgraduate Study Program in “Chemical and Biomolecular Analysis” (CBA) aims to:

  • Produce graduates trained in the principles, methods, and instrumentation of modern chemical and biomolecular analysis.
  • Provide scientific and technological training for scientists on the applications of modern chemical and biomolecular analysis in research, industry, medicine, forensics, the arts, and the environment.
  • Familiarize postgraduate students with modern laboratory and experimental equipment.
  • Train postgraduate students in aspect of laboratory organization and laboratory quality control
  • Foster the development of individuals capable of staffing industry analytical and quality control laboratories (e.g. in pharmaceuticals, food, petrochemicals,

materials, and products), state-run or private analytical product or environmental quality control laboratories, and biomedical laboratory units.

QUALITY POLICY
QUALITY TARGET 2023

Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Describe the principles, methods, and instrumentation of modern chemical and biomolecular analysis
  • Apply the necessary modern chemical and biomolecular analysis methods in various fields of scientific, financial, industrial, and social activity.
  • Operate modern laboratory and experimental equipment necessary for carrying out various different types of analysis
  • Staff and organize analytical and quality control laboratories
  • Select the most suitable method of analysis for a given application
  • Develop new methods of chemical and biomolecular analysis
  • Evaluate developments in applied chemical and biomolecular analysis
  • Research the scientific literature and use both established and new experimental procedures to study chemical and biological systems
  • Recognize and depict the modern achievements of Applied Molecular Biology – Biochemistry and their role in the prevention and treatment of biological and clinical problems
  • Plan and conduct modern as well as classical experimental protocols
  • Apply the necessary research skills for their continuing professional development

Curriculum Academic Credits (ECTS)
The total academic credits (ECTS) required to obtain the Postgraduate Specialization Diploma in “Chemical and Biomolecular Analysis” is 90 ECTS (30 ECTS per semester).

Postgraduate Study Program Type
Master of Science (MSc)

UNESCO ISCED-2013 Classification

  • According to field of education: 0512 – Biochemistry
  • According to education level: 7

Duration of Studies
The PSP in “Chemical and Biomolecular Analysis” (CBA) is organized in three (3) academic semesters, with five (5) semester-long thematic units and the preparation of a diploma thesis (and/or internship) The minimum duration of studies required to complete the program is one and a half (1 ½) years. The total academic credits (ECTS) required to obtain the Postgraduate Specialization Diploma (PSD) is 90 ECTS.

Language of Instruction
The PSP is taught in Greek. Students must prepare their postgraduate diploma thesis in Greek, or in English pending approval by the Dean’s Office of the School of Science and Technology.

Teaching Method
All the Thematic Units (T.U.) (XBA50, XBA51, XBA52) belonging to the Program are taught through distance learning. The Thematic Laboratory Units (T.L.U.) (XBA53 and XBA54) are taught through both distance learning and a five-day intensive laboratory training course at the H.O.U. Laboratories in Patras.

Teaching Material
The teaching material on which the Program is based and which students are required to study regularly over the course of their studies consists of printed material which is distributed to them and material made available to them online, correspondingly the primary and supplementary material on the syllabus of each Thematic Unit (T.U.).

The Post-graduate programme accepts graduates or higher institution diplomas of related disciplines. The programme is offered in Greek. 

The knowledge of a foreign language and good computer-Internet skills would be useful for the successful participation in the programme.

Note:

Holders of a degree or diploma of higher education means graduates of Greek Universities or Polytechnics or Higher School of Fine Arts or Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education or Higher Technological Educational Institutions (ATEI) or those who hold academically equivalent first cycle degrees from recognized foreign educational institutions with the degrees awarded by the Greek Higher Educational Institutions, in accordance with the provisions of article 304 of Law No. 4957/2022 (Government Gazette 141/21.07.2022, vol.)

Marking:

For the evaluation of the application to the Postgraduate Studies Programme, it will be examined whether the candidate’s institution of study is or may be included in the National Register of Recognised Higher Education Institutions of Foreign Countries and whether the candidate’s degree is or may be included in the National Register of Types of Degrees of Recognised Institutions of Foreign Countries.

The Hellenic Open University, if the degree is included in the list of article 307 of Law No. 4957/2022, must request a “Certificate of Place of Study”, which is issued and sent by the foreign university. If the place of study or part of the studies is confirmed as the Greek territory, the degree is not recognized, unless the part of the studies that took place in the Greek territory is in a public higher education institution or in a recognized foreign educational institution within the meaning of paragraph b) of article 299 of Law No. 4957/2022.

1st Semester

XBA50

Modern Chemical Analysis

(C¹, 15 ECTS)

XBA51

Current Topics in Applied Molecular Biology

(C, 15 ECTS)

2nd Semester

XBA52

Special Topics in Clinical and Applied Biochemistry

(C, 15 ECTS)

 

Students choose one of these modules:

 

XBA53

Laboratory on Chemical Analysis

(C, 15 ECTS)

XBA54

Laboratory on Biomolecular Analysis

(C, 15 ECTS)

3rd Semester

 

Students choose one of these modules:

 

XBA53

Laboratory on Chemical Analysis

(C, 15 ECTS)

XBA54

Laboratory on Biomolecular Analysis

(C, 15 ECTS)

XBADE

Postgraduate Diploma Thesis

 

 

Note:

C¹: Compulsory

 

Instructions for the declaration of Modules 

Students may select from one (1) to two (2) Modules per semester.

Students in the 1st semester may select either XBA50 or XBA51, or both simultaneously.

Students in the 2nd semester may select XBA52 and either XBA53 or XBA54, in whichever order they prefer.

Students who wish to select the Laboratory Module XBA53 must either have completed XBA50 or select it concurrently with XBA50.

Students who wish to select the Laboratory Module XBA54 must either have completed XBA51 and XBA52 or select it concurrently with XBA51 or XBA52.

Students in the 3rd semester must select the Laboratory Module (XBA53 or XBA54) they did not select in the previous semester and prepare their Postgraduate Diploma Thesis.

The preparation of the Postgraduate Diploma Thesis presupposes the successful attendance of all Modules and one of the Laboratory Modules: XBA53 or XBA54.

The presentation of the Postgraduate Diploma Thesis presupposes the successful completion of all Modules and Laboratory Modules of the Programme.

When selecting Modules, students must first pass all the available Modules that belong to the previous term and then select Modules belonging to the next semester. For example, a student who has successfully completed one (1) first-semester Module and wishes to select two (2) Modules in the second semester must select their one (1) remaining first-semester Module and one (1) second-semester Modules, etc.

The minimum duration of studies is one and a half (1 ½) years. To obtain the Postgraduate Specialization Diploma, students must successfully complete the three (3) Modules, the two (2) Laboratory Modules, prepare and present their Postgraduate Diploma Thesis.

Academic Supervision Committee

Bourikas Kyriakos
Associate Professor, H.O.U.

Skorilas Andreas
Professor, NKUA

Sgourou Argyro
Assistant Professor, H.O.U.
Personal webpage

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMME OF STUDIES

Kyriakos Bourikas, Associate Professor
Field of Specialization: Structure and Composition of Static Catalysts

e-mail: bourikas@eap.gr

Financial contribution for admitted students until the academic year 2023-2024:

The financial contribution for students to the Programme is as follows: The cost of each Module is €450, the cost of each Laboratory Module is €540 and the cost of the Master Thesis is €450.

The total financial contribution for the Programme is: €2,880.

Financial contribution for students commencing from the academic year 2024-2025:

The financial contribution for students to the Programme is as follows: The cost of each Module is €500, the cost of each Laboratory Module is €500 and the cost of the Master Thesis is €500.

The total financial contribution for the Programme is: €3,000.

For information about the programme contact:

Student Registration Department
Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00
Contact number: 2610367331
Ε-mail: xba@eap.gr

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